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Registration under way for WMU Day at the Capitol

April 6, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Online registration is now available for WMU Day at the Capitol, a first-of-its-kind demonstration of Western Michigan University pride and achievement at the Michigan Capitol during a daylong event Wednesday, May 28.

Registration is under way at www.wmich.edu/wmuday for students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of WMU who plan to participate in the unique showcase event. WMU T-shirts, optional bus transportation from Kalamazoo and box lunches will be available for participants who register to attend by May 9.

Members of the WMU community are planning to meet with lawmakers and have exhibits and displays on the front lawn of the capitol in Lansing. Organizers of WMU Day at the Capitol say the purpose of the event is to engage legislators and policymakers on the importance of WMU and the contributions the University makes in providing an educated workforce and advancing the state's economic development.

Representatives from alumni and student organizations will be there to meet with legislators and the public. Exhibits representing each of the University's colleges will be among the day's activities that are expected to run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. WMU is the first university to have a front-lawn capitol presence for such a broad spectrum of programs and groups, including those from its main Kalamazoo campus and its eight branch campuses across the state.

For more information, contact Donna Marks at donna.marks@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2072.

Media contact: Deanne Molinari, (269) 387-8400, deanne.molinari@wmich.edu

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